Annabelle Gurwitch

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Annabelle Gurwitch wrote a book about adapting to life’s curveballs. Then the biggest curveball came.

Unlike “Seinfeld,” on which Annabelle Gurwitch once appeared, the humorist’s new collection of essays is not about nothing. In “You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility,” she tackles empty nesting, parenting a pronoun-fluid college student in recovery, divorce, losing one’s parents, middle-aged dating, the gig economy, the coronavirus shutdown, financial vulnerability and opening her home to a succession of tenants to pay her mortgage. Not your typical yadda-yadda-yadda, but she manages to find the universal in her specific tales of “madly paddling,” like a duck, just below the surface.
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